An investigation of how the Japanese economic system, which is beginning to show signs of revitalization, is changing to favor the emergence of female entrepreneurship.
Noriko Oakland, was born in Osaka, Japan. She graduated from Kyoto Sangyo University with a BA in language arts. She came to U.S. in 1986, and she is now vice president and senior commercial banking officer at California Bank & Trust (CB&T). At CB&T she has built a portfolio of over $50 million, which includes large accounts of many well known Japanese corporate clients. Ms. Oakland is a member of the Japan Business Association and the U.S.-Kyoto Business Association. A student in the fully employed MBA program (FEMBA) at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Ms. Oakland and her husband have two teenage boys.